Item 02: Charles Hargreaves diary, 6 February 1916-23 March 1918 - Page 118
settled for a spell of good weather
No news of any move yet.
Hop picking started today, this morning early the cumbrous french farm waggons went out loaded with women & girls to the hop fields for the hop harvest which lasts some two or three weeks – it is piece work seven centimes a kilo and this evening about 8 pm the
little girl of 14 daughter of my landlord age almost 14 years old came home with the news that she had earned 4 francs. A huge sum to her – when the wage for a days farm work of a man is only 2 or 3 francs – Julienne the mademoiselle next door had earned 7 francs. She is the heroine of a little village